Vintage Legend – new soundset for the CS-80V synthesizer instrument by Arturia

August 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Vintage Synth Pads has launched Vintage Legend, a soundset for the CS-80V synthesizer instrument by Arturia.

The CS80 could do some things that even the most expensive modern Romplers still cant. It had an almost organic quality to it that seemed like it had a pulse. The way the modulation cycled and the filters emoted was very musical. Listen to the classic recordings of Vangelis or Brian Eno, both did some of their best work with it.

It was a synth with a soul, very warm and expressive in a way samples simply cannot come close to.

“Vintage Legend” for Arturia CS80 goes back to the heyday sounds of the CS80. Back to the sounds that were part of early Electronica and Ambient music.

This collection focuses on what the CS80 did best, Pads and Melodic synth presets. Also included are classic arps, brass, bass, keys and leads as only the CS80 could make.

The soundset costs $27.98 USD.

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Classic Yamaha presets for the Arturia CS80.
These days we hear a lot about vintage synths but how many of those synthesizers truly stand the test of time?

For many professional musicians, the Yamaha CS80 was one of the unquestionable greats.
It was a vital part of the sound of Vangelis, Brian Eno, Michel Jarre, Yes, Genesis, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan,and David Bowie.

The CS80 could do some things that even the most expensive modern Romplers still cant.
It had an almost organic quality to it that seemed like it had a pulse.
The way the modulation cycled and the filters emoted was very musical.
Listen to the classic recordings of Vangelis or Brian Eno, both did some of their best work with it.

Waldorf MICROWAVE // Arturia BeatStep Pro // Improvisations // Miniature 44

July 21, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

WALDORF MICROWAVE rev. B in Multimode. The 2 sound are routed to the LR sum Outs of the Microwave. The 2 channels are triggered with different sequencer lines of ARTURIA BEATSTEP PRO which is doing a great job here. The sound is enhanced by the stunning ENSONIQ DP/PRO and a bit of Mackie EQ in the mixing desk.

Arturia BeatStep Pro – new MIDI controller, performance sequencer and composing tool

July 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Arturia has announced the availability of the BeatStep Pro, a MIDI controller, performance sequencer and composing tool.

Two independent melodic sequencers and a drum sequencer put thousands of on-the-spot ideas at your disposal.

With BeatStep Pro you are master of the performance, taking full control of virtual devices, analog and digital instruments, drum machines and iPad apps all at once. 16 Projects are instantly accessible, each of which contains 16 sequences per melodic sequencer and 16 patterns for the drum sequencer. That’s over 4000 possible combinations per Project!

Each melodic sequence can be up to 64 steps long with individual articulation of pitch, velocity and gate time per note. These are the most powerful step sequencers ever made. The drum sequencer has 16 separate tracks per sequence (one per pad). Record in real time from the pads or use the step buttons for that classic drum machine workflow.

BeatStep Pro features

  • 2 monophonic step sequencers
    • Up to 64 steps per sequence.
    • Note, velocity and gate time settings per step.
    • Note tie.
  • 16-track drum sequencer (one track per pad)
    • MIDI controller mode.
    • Fully customizable for knobs, step buttons and velocity and pressure sensitive pads.
    • Send MIDI CC, note data, program changes.
  • 16 Projects, each with 16×2 sequences, 16 drum sequences and a controller map.
  • Performance controls.
  • Randomizer with Amount and Probability settings.
  • Real-time looper/roller touch strip.
  • Independent swing amount per sequence.
  • Touch sensitive knobs.
  • Tap Tempo.
  • Connectivity
    • CV/GATE outputs (1 volt per octave CV, 10 volt gates).
    • 8 drum gate outputs.
    • Clock sync with multiple standards.
    • MIDI In/Out with supplied MIDI adaptors.
    • USB class compliant.
  • Kensington lock.

BeatStep Pro costs 249 EUR. BeatStep Pro will be available for shipping by July 20th. Check your local dealer for in-store availability.

 

Arturia BeatStep Pro – First Look

July 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Taking a look at the Arturia Beatstep Pro. The new CV/GATE/Trigger sequencer and MIDI controller. From this presentation, it looks like this could be the ideal solution for integrating your analog electronics, drum modules and MIDI gear into one unit.

Arturia Beatsep Pro takes the original Beatstep concept and adds a whole load of new features in a compact, affordable unit. With two CV/gate and MIDI sequencers, plus a 16 part drum sequencer which outputs 8 channels of trigger for driving modular kit. This is quite an impressive achievement considering its powered by a USB input – which if you didn’t know, only supplies 5V – not sure how the heck they do that!

With 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads, and a real-time looper/slicer not only can you get busy with your modular kit, but also highly complex MIDI control setups – with physical MIDI io and over USB.

ModularSynthesis101 with the Arturia Modular V

April 29, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We start with a sketch based on fundamental principles and then resample/sync to our DAW, Ableton Live. Then conclusion happens around a recap of all of the core concepts of Subtractive/Modular synthesis.

Enjoy!

Nice demonstrations of the ARTURIA Solina V and Matrix-12 V

April 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ARTURIA Matrix-12 V with Oberheim Matrix12 vintage synthesizer.

MESSE 2015: Awesome Arturia Beatstep Pro Demo

April 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

MESSE 2015: Awesome Arturia Beatstep Pro Demo 8 Brutes and the Beatstep Pro

You can from the BeatStep Pro manage a full performance, controlling software instruments, analog and digital synthesizers, drum machines and drum kits, iPad apps.

The melodic sequencers offer up to 64 steps per sequence, 16 sequences per project and 16 projects, making them the most impressive step sequencers ever made.

The additional drum sequencer allows for 16 separate tracks of sequencing. Record in real-time via the pads or use the step buttons for a classic drum machine workflow.

  • 2 monophonic step sequencers
    • Up to 64 steps per sequence
    • Note, velocity and gate time settings per step
    • Note tie
  • 16-track drum sequencer (one track per pad)
    • MIDI controller mode
    • Fully customizable for knobs, step buttons and velocity and pressure sensitive pads
    • Send MIDI CC, note data, program changes
  • 16 Projects, each with 16×2 sequences, 16 drum sequences and a controller map.
  • Performance controls
  • Randomizer with Amount and Probability settings
  • Real-time looper/roller touch strip
  • Independent swing amount per sequence
  • Touch sensitive knobs
  • Tap Tempo
  • Connectivity
    • CV/GATE outputs (1 volt per octave CV, 10 volt gates)
    • 8 drum gate outputs
    • Clock sync with multiple standards
    • MIDI In/Out with supplied MIDI adaptors
    • USB class compliant
  • Kensington lock

Arturia: Beyond the AudioFuse, characteristics and measurements

March 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Discover what the AudioFuse, the Next generation audio interface has underhood!!

More info:
http://www.arturia.com/audiofuse/over…

Features

  • 14 Input, 14 Output channels
  • 4 analog inputs: 2 x Mic/Instrument/Line, 2 x Phono/Line
  • 4 analog outputs; 2 analog inserts
  • ADAT I/O, SPDIF I/O; Word Clock I/O
  • MIDI I/O; 3-port USB hub
  • 2 microphone preamps with DiscretePRO technology
  • 2 RIAA phono preamps
  • Latest generation 24-bit AD/DA converters at up to 192kHz sampling rate
  • Option for analog soft-clipping
  • Talkback feature with a dedicated built-in microphone
  • A/B speaker switching Direct monitoring
  • Separate Master and Monitor mix channels
  • USB interface with PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux compatibility
  • Aluminum chassis, leather-covered top

100% Minibrute Multitracked

March 3, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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I just wanted to see what an all mini brute track would sound like, Its not very musically interesting, but shows a good range of sounds available. I added some effects like delay and reverb in logic.

Arturia announces KeyLab 88

February 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The KeyLab 88 is a professional-grade 88-note MIDI keyboard controller designed with the working musician in mind. Featuring a new hammer-action keybed from Fatar and deep integration with our award winning Analog Lab software, the KeyLab 88 is unique with its robust, solid metal construction and classic wooden side panels.

More info: http://www.arturia.com/products/hybri…

KeyLab 88, the largest in the KeyLab series, comes with Arturia’s Analog Lab, a software synthesizer solution with over 6,000 presets derived from Arturia’s range of Analog Classics. These include the TAE (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered Mini V (Minimoog monosynth emulation), Wurlitzer V (virtually bringing back to life the well-known ‘Wurly’ electric piano), among others.

The first 3,000 units shipped come with two virtual instruments: Grand Piano Model D from fellow French developer UVI, and Pianoteq 5 Stage, a physical modelling-based virtual instrument that provides acoustic and electric piano recreations as well as chromatic instruments.

The keyboard also acts as a controller which is compatible with any third-party software or hardware. Customizable MIDI assignments are accessible via the LED screen or the included MIDI Control Center software.

KeyLab 88 also sports a music stand, and a rubberized, attachable shelf extension to create a work surface for holding a laptop, tablet, or another small synth.

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